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30 July 2005 @ 08:07 am
I plan to live forever. So far, so good.  

I must be a terrible person to travel with. In ascent, descent and taxi, I was either crying with the pain in my ears or doped up on Sudafed. Not much use to anyone. We nearly missed our connecting flight to from Heathrow because Aer Lingus was delayed, of course, for an hour. Ran all the way through the terminal; nearly died of asphyixation. I got more sleep in Tokyo aeroport than on all three plans put together; the food sucked; and being back after eight years gone is scary stuff. I'd forgotten how hacked into the wilderness everything in Australia is; in Europe, the land gave up the battle with humanity aeons ago.

Hauling my laptop all this way has thus far proved pointless, as I can't get a connection! I'm on my aunt's wonky one at the moment, but it is very sloooooooow. Plus, I don't want to sponge off their phone line. So it looks like my time here will be limited and periodic at best, darnit. 'sides, it's kind of hard to escape family when you haven't seen them for so long ... and when they have tiny, tiny children who climb all over you like you're their personal climbing frame. And old friends have already invited me to go and stay with them in cities four hours away, CLUBBING asdfsjkvs. Me? Not so much a clubbing person, but don't tell anyone.

I miss lj lots and am quite pissed that I can't get on it much. Hopefully next week, when I'm back from Townsville and my grandmother's eightieth birthday is over, I can start walking into town to the library, which I believe is the only place that has internets. This really is hicksville, folks, and I'm stuck here for the next four week. Fandom, I love thee so!!

This keyboard is reallly wonky. My wrists hurt.

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: "Land Down Under", er, Midnight Oil?
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh trust me, when you fly with your own personal, private ruptured eardrum for that length of time, it's a big deal. xD
Margravine Palavarmargravine on July 30th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
If you get really bored you can try catching me a wombat! Please?! You could probably get your personal herd of small children to help.
ex_ella_bane358 on July 30th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
I look forward to your return to LJ too ♥ Have as much fun as you can! Maybe you can get some writing in -- longhand :)

Longhand is actually my favorite way to get started on something new.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
I actually did get a disgusting amount, much of it worthless. I have a notebook of scribbles from beside my bed, most of it illegible because I wrote ideas when I woke up ... does that count?!
ex_ella_bane358 on September 1st, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
I have a notebook of scribbles from beside my bed, most of it illegible because I wrote ideas when I woke up ... does that count?!

It totally counts!
Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on July 30th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
I was either crying with the pain in my ears
Oh, I do that. Difference is, no-one in my family is in any way sympathetic.

*is kind of sympathetic about the family thing, as she has a love-hate relationship with young kids*

Urgh. Is the keyboard American-stylee? *ducks tomatoes thrown by Yanks* Yeah, but is it? Their keyboards MAKE NO SENSE, I swear to God.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
My mother is, see, it's her fault it's like that. (She let it rupture, meanie!)

I don't think so. I've never used a Yankee keyboard. However, I did notice that they have kanji on the Japanese ones, otherwise they're the same!
gabbysun on July 30th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* I love you and hope you have fun and all that jazz and don't get Carpal Tunnel's because that would really suck!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
What's Carpal's Tunnel? I didn't get it, I don't think. If I have no one told me!
gabbysun on August 31st, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
Behold! All you could ever want to know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
kabeyk on July 30th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, darling, I miss you already, and I so get that ear thing too. No-one ever gets why I'm howling in pain just because the plane's going in to land. And I secretly hate clubbing too.

Must be awful without lj, poor thing. And I still haven't posted that Harry/Draco I wrote you because I hate it so much. Soz.

Hope it gets better.x

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
You've stolen half my soul, beeyatch! Your latest stuff rocks hardcore. I missed it muchly.
Caitcoralia13 on July 30th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ah, well, glad to hear you're there safe and sound! London to Tokyo!? That must be some ascent - no wonder your ears killed? Did you have gum? Or a chewy bagel? Anything to get your jaws working will help pop your ears. [/mommying]
I hope you have a good four weeks and don't miss LJ and the net at large TOO much... the longer you're away, the easier it gets, I find - like any addiction, really. :)
I miss you, my darling! I keep checking my e-mail to see if someone has commented on my LJ, but no one EVER does now that you're away... Sigh. I've grown so dependent. ;)
When you return, I will have stories about grandparents and insane small children of my own. We will compare battle scars and laugh over them. 'Til then!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
Actually, the short flight is the killer; my ears remain in acute pain the whole way across! The reason behind it is my eardrum ruptured when I was a kid. Despite being a nurse, I s'pose Mum thought I was sooking when I complained it was sore, and it burst overnight. I suffer to this day! *tears*

It does get easier the longer! I will have to get used to it, I will have so much study in a few weeks that I simply will have to stay away or fail. As for small children, I really don't have the temperament for them. Woe for my future spawn! And I will catch up, I promise.
Caitcoralia13 on August 31st, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Glad you're back! I had my first day of classes today - so I will be on and off for a while until I settle into a schedule. Or else I won't be, and that will be bad.
Poor eardrum! *pets your ear*
amazing vaguely humanoid armadilloperson: zombie armadillocryptid on August 1st, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
I also plan to live forever. May I suggest cybernetics?
I usually don't have much problem with flying, but there was that one time when I had a pretty bad cold... you'd've thought that losing all feeling in your face (and tongue... now that was a weird sensation) would make the feeling of your sinuses (sinii?) being on the verge of exploding less acute, but no... *winces at the memory*

Clubbing can be quite nice, if the club and the company are right. OTOH, it does have vast potential for suckage if aforementioned factors are less pleasing. Which in my experience is the case more often than not. But hey, don't let the grumpy old cat lady spoil things in advance for you... it might turn out to be a blast! ;)

You'll be down there for a whole month? *holds thumbs that you'll be able to get online somewhat frequently anyway* Unless you're planning to go into the bush and hang out with all the freakycool animals, that is.
amberthefool on August 2nd, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
Australia? Wow.

Ack, no internet. I can sympathise about the lj. Mine keeps coming and going for no reason. I lost it for a week, and I swear I had withdrawal symptoms >_
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
It was wet.
Oddly enough, I didn't have any. Go figure. Also, 'm back!
amberthefool on September 7th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: It was wet.
Eep, took me so long to reply 'cos LJ is being a temperamental biatch with me. Grr. Oddly enough, my withdrawal symptoms seem to be lessening with every time it stops working.

How was the trip?
(Anonymous) on September 9th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Re: It was wet.
Eh, nothing to write home about really, unless you like babysitting and catching up at relatives who still look at you funny 'cause you read all of the time! xD
amberthefool on September 9th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: It was wet.
Oh, in that case, I sympathise completely. I will never get sick of getting sick of my relatives telling me to "stop reading" and "actually do something for a change". Grr.
bitbitbot on August 10th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry your wrists hurt. i found you through big bang, and anyone that wrote something as amazing as Queen of Hearts deserves pain-free wrists.

your story was totally awesome,and funny, it flowed, and there were cats on the brooms, and a food fight, and and and--

i didn't dig the ending, because it was random and abrupt, but i still adore the story lots and lots.
and because i adore the story i made it pictures. so, here! and thank you!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bellescoradh on September 1st, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
I think we should register that with the God of Wrists. xD There are some extenuating circumstances to be considered! Sorry about the ending, but the way we saw it that was how it had to be. All the same, you made art! Whee!